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Introducing our New Front-End Fundamentals with JavaScript Course!

General
Nov. 17 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

The Front-End Fundamentals with Javascript course teaches the foundations of front-end web development using the most current technologies. Read more about this exciting new Lighthouse Labs course!

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7 Reasons Why Marketers Should Learn Code

General
Nov. 09 2017
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Posted by
Tiffany Chester

Your specialty is marketing so you don’t need to know to code – right? In fact, there’s a growing list of reasons why marketers will be more successful if they learn coding.

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One Year After Bootcamp: Micah Britton

Students
Nov. 06 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Dissatisfied with his career prospects and growth working in desktop IT support, Micah decided to register for the Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp and pursue a career as a Web Developer. He is now working at Amazon as a Web Development Engineer, where he is facing new challenges daily and learning constantly. We recently caught up with him to see what the last year has been like since he left Lighthouse Labs.

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Meet Our 10-week Bootcamp Curriculum

General
Oct. 23 2017
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Posted by
Khurram Virani

We are thrilled to announce some exciting changes to our Web and iOS Development Bootcamps including longer 10-week programs, computer science content, a hybrid form of education delivery and even more career services support.

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The Final Project: Wesley Wong

Students
Oct. 05 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Prior to the Web Development Bootcamp, Wesley Wong studied Nursing at McGill University. This experience inspired him to create Florence as his final project for the program. Florence is an application to help speed up the communication between nurses and clients. Wesley is currently completing his last week as the Lighthouse Labs’ Web Development Intern in Vancouver. To celebrate, we spoke with him about his experience as both an employee and alumni, along with insights into how he created his final project.

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Love Letter to Our Alumni

Community
Oct. 05 2017
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Posted by
Sarah Foot & Iskender Piyale-Sheard

We wouldn't exist without our students and alumni. To show them how much they mean to us, we wrote this love letter.

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The Job Search: Charlyne Fothergill

Career Services
Sep. 21 2017
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Charlyne Fothergill

Charlyne Fothergill is an integral part of Lighthouse Labs as our Director of Career Services and is also a well respected member of the Canadian Human Resources and Tech industry. She has helped hundreds of our students secure employment as Junior Software Developers over the years and continues to strengthen our connection to each community we serve. So, to wrap up our Job Search series, Charlyne provided us with her top five tips for landing a job out of Bootcamp.

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The Job Search: Natalie Mok

Career Services
Sep. 15 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Prior to Lighthouse Labs, Natalie Mok was studying Computer Information and Systems Administration at BCIT and working in the automotive industry. Realizing that her passion was in web design and development, the Web Development Bootcamp at Lighthouse Labs was a natural fit to further her career. She is now a JavaScript (Ember) Developer at Later. She recently spoke with us to discuss her experience with the job search post-Bootcamp.

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Intro To... Matt Markic

Students
Sep. 12 2017
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Posted by
Alexandra Ali-Dib

Matt completed both our Part-Time Intro to Web Development course and our Web Development Bootcamp in Toronto. He is also a beloved part of the LHL family as a former Junior Web Development Intern of ours. Today, he is working as a Junior Developer at BuySellAds, where he is helping to develop an internal sales software solution. He also spends his spare time creating coding solutions for his parents’ dentistry practice. Read further to learn more about how he ended up taking the part-time course and how that led him to where he is today.

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Farts and Starts: The Story of Sam Meech-Ward’s First Successful App

General
Sep. 07 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Every iOS Developer dreams of having one of their apps do well on the Apple App Store. However, sometimes the most successful apps comes from the most unlikely ideas. Case in point, for our Head iOS Instructor Sam Meech-Ward, this dream became a reality with the release of his Burp and Fart Piano. Born from the mind of an 18-year old in 2010, the app has now seen six iterations and over 1.43 million downloads. We recently chatted with him to discuss the success of the app and some of the biggest lessons learned from the creation and upkeep of it.

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The Job Search: April Mulvey

Career Services
Aug. 31 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

April decided to take up coding as a hobby after growing dissatisfied with the challenges in her role managing a chiropractic clinic in Edmonton. That hobby quickly became a passion and she eventually enrolled in the Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp. Today, she is a Front-End Web Developer for Critical Mass in Calgary. She recently spoke with us to discuss her job search post-Bootcamp and to provide some advice for future alumni.

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The Job Search: Marc Maguire

Career Services
Aug. 28 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Now an iOS Developer at Rave inc. Marc Maguire previously worked as an Account Manager in the Marketing industry for six years. After taking a year off to travel the world with his wife, he decided to enroll in the Lighthouse Labs’ iOS Development Bootcamp to pursue his passion in application development. He recently spoke with us from his home in Waterloo, Ontario to discuss the job seeking process after Bootcamp and how it differed from his previous experience.

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Lighthouse Labs in Halifax: Canada’s New Tech Hotspot

Community
Aug. 21 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

In recent years, Halifax has been a hidden gem among Canada’s tech community. It recently became the country’s fifth biggest tech hub with organizations like Digital Nova Scotia, Volta Labs and Ladies Learning Code leading the way. Located at Volta Labs, we have been running our Web Development Bootcamp and Intro to Web Development course out of Halifax for almost a year and have hosted events in the community such as the popular Coders and Creators event. We have also had alumni graduate from our campuses across the country and move to Halifax to be a part of the tech scene. We recently spoke with Margaret MacAfee of Manifold, an exciting startup located in Halifax who has recently hired one of our graduates, and Dylan Mccrindle, a graduate of our iOS Development Bootcamp working in Halifax, to discuss the local tech scene.

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One Year After Bootcamp: Trevor Morrison

Students
Aug. 14 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Trevor is a graduate of the Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp in Victoria and is also a mentor for us. After transitioning from the public sector to tech, Trevor has found success in his new career as a Software Developer.

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Love Letter to our Mentors

Students
Jul. 12 2017
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Posted by
Rosy Lee

The expansive network of developers is absolutely key in how we deliver our unique brand of education. Just ask any of our alumni and nine times out of ten, they’ll say that “the mentors” were the most valuable part of their education experience.

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